Nicolás Maduro Fast Facts
President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro, who is currently serving his second term as president, was born in Valencia, Venezuela on November 18, 1946, in Caracas.
Nicolás Maduro was born Nicolás Maduro Fajardo, the second of the six children of Manuel Antonio and María del Carmen Fajardo. He spent his youth in Valencia, where his father was a prominent business man.
One of the most prominent characters in the history of Venezuela is the late President of the Republic Néstor Kirchner, who was a close friend of Nicolás Maduro, and who was a major figure in the formation of the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela. Nicolás Maduro was born in 1967, and grew up in the country that today is the world’s largest oil reserves.
Nicolás Maduro attended the Venezuelan College in Caracas, Venezuela, from which he graduated with a degree in Law in 1971. He then continued his studies at the University of Valencia in Spain, graduating in 1976 with a degree in History, and also received a degree in Business Administration.
He began his political career in 1977, when he became one of the founders of the revolutionary party Primero Justicia, led by the country’s former president of the Republic and founder of the state oil company PDVSA, Carlos Andrés Pérez.
Maduro went on to head the Bolivarian movement in Venezuela, which today is the largest political movement in the Western hemisphere, with over 200 political parties and organizations in Venezuela that are either part or have been part of the movement since its beginning in 1991.
After taking part in several elections, the Venezuelan people voted in 2002 for Maduro as their president, and he was re-elected in 2006 and again in 2011. To date, he has been elected five times as president of Venezuela.
In 2004, at the age of 25, Maduro was elected President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for a term of eight years. He was elected president of Venezuela by the people, who expressed their discontent with the neoliberal policies adopted by the Venezuelan government and the country’s oil industry under the leadership of the former president of the country, Hugo Chávez, who was president of the country from January 10, 1999, to January 14, 2013.
This dissatisfaction with the Chávez administration was exacerbated by